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Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Sniper Elite 4' is a fun, shallow shooter
Press Start: 'Sniper Elite 4' is a fun, shallow shooter
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes that “Sniper Elite 4” shone brightest when it allowed him to do what the game handles best: sniping. Unfortunately, most other gameplay fell short.
Press Start: ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’ did not age well
Press Start: ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’ did not age well
It's a mystery how the "Uncharted" video game series got as popular as it did considering how bland the initial entry was—at least by today's standards, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: Great games are releasing faster than we can play them
Press Start: Great games are releasing faster than we can play them
Great games are releasing faster than most fans can play them, which is a good problem to have, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: It's time for shooters to return to real wars
Press Start: It's time for shooters to return to real wars
It's about time "Call of Duty" and "Battlefield" return to the historical settings that made them popular and successful in the first place, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: Crafting the ultimate role-playing game
Press Start: Crafting the ultimate role-playing game
There's no such thing as a perfect game, role-playing or otherwise, but what if there was? Columnist Jake Magee tries to find out by dreaming about what makes up his ideal RPG.
Press Start: Speedruns are a different way to enjoy gaming
Press Start: Speedruns are a different way to enjoy gaming
Speedruns take place when someone tries to complete a video game as fast possible. They are popular partly because they're fun to do and watch, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Dark Souls III' deserves recognition as one of 2016's best games
Press Start: 'Dark Souls III' deserves recognition as one of 2016's best games
Columnist Jake Magee didn't get around to playing 'Dark Souls III' when it launched in March. Now that he has, he writes that it is definitely one of 2016's best video games.
Press Start: The best games releasing in 2017
Press Start: The best games releasing in 2017
A strong year of video game releases is behind us, but don't fret; an equally impressive year full of awesome video games is just ahead.
Press Start: The best games of 2016
Press Start: The best games of 2016
Another year is about to wrap up, which means it's time for columnist Jake Magee to look back on the plethora of games players were blessed with this year and determine which were his favorites.
Press Start: The good and bad of The Game Awards
Press Start: The good and bad of The Game Awards
The Game Awards is an annual opportunity to recognize a year's worth of games and take a glance at what's in store for the industry, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.